, 1617-1678 , four muses and pegasus on parnassus
Egon Schiele, Mother and son
An odalisque (Turkish: Odalık) was a female slave in an Ottoman seraglio.
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Grande Odalisque
Leonor Fini’s art offers a woman’s take on surrealism, by offering a female view of the female body and of erotic pleasures.
Leonor Fini, The Ungrateful Twins (1982)
Barnett Newman sees the history of art as an aesthetic struggle, between “the exaltation to be found in prefect form” on the one side, and, on the other, “the desire to destroy form, where form can be formless.”
Kasimir Malevitch, Red square on the black (1924)
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop. -W.H. Auden
Otto Mueller, Dancer (1903)
I believe that here in America, free from the weight of European culture, we are finding the answer, by completely denying that art has any concern with the problem of beauty and where to find it. -Barnett Newman
“The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from...”
“This willingness to continually revise one’s own location in order to place oneself in the path of beauty is the basic impulse underlying education....”